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Kid-friendly Advent~Free Printables!

on November 29, 2014

Last year on the blog, I shared about our favorite family advent activity, called The Christmas Adventure Box, and this year I’m adding another component – free printables! If you haven’t read that post, I highly recommend you start there (just click this link).

I also recommend visiting my friend Lana’s site, which is where the idea originated. She gives more detailed instructions in a lesson-plan type of format which would be very helpful for teachers, homeschoolers, children’s church leaders, AWANA leaders, and so forth.

One of the things I love best about this kid-friendly advent activity is that it is very flexible – choose to do every day or just a few days a week, spend as little as five minutes or as long as an hour, and if you get behind (that never happens to us…haha), you can always do multiple days in one evening.  Do what works best for your family!

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This year, I wanted to be a little more organized since last year flew by so quickly that we never actually completed the Christmas Adventure Box.  It was the year I called myself a holiday hypocrite.

So, I created some free printables to attach to the items in the box (like the one below) with simple instructions for how to complete each day’s activity of advent for kids. Using this method will prevent me from having to look up the blog each day or print out a new set of instructions when ours gets lost (which also never, ever happens, right?). 🙂

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And I thought if I was going to take the time to make printables for this advent for kids, then I might as well share with you all. 🙂

So, Merry Christmas to you, my faithful readers – here are free, downloadable printables to go along with your Christmas Adventure Box advent for kids. Just click the link below to download.

The Christmas Adventure Box free printables

 

I plan to print ours out on card-stock, cut them apart and attach them to the wrapped items in our box, making this family advent activity even simpler than it already is. I’m all for simplifying the holidays for less stress, especially with four kiddos in the house (okay, three kiddos and one young man).

Don’t forget to visit last year’s post for details on how to get started and a list of needed items. Once your box is filled and the cards are attached, you are all set to go for this easy, kid-friendly advent that that whole family will enjoy.

Teach your children the stories behind holiday traditions

and, most importantly, how Jesus is the Greatest Gift of all!

Jen 🙂

If you find yourself worried about how to give your kids a good Christmas, read here.

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6 responses to “Kid-friendly Advent~Free Printables!

  1. Nice ideas! I like that you made it so flexible.

    • Most of the ideas came from my friend, Lana, but I needed more flexibility, especially after we had our twins. 🙂 I love doing advent activities, but also know we don’t need a lot of extra pressure during the holidays. Thanks for stopping by!
      Jen 🙂

  2. We do a Jesse Tree for our Advent countdown. I love this time of year!

    • I have heard of a Jesse tree, but never checked into it. I’ll have to see what it’s all about. The one downfall to being flexible is that you can’t tell exactly how many days are left, if you’re not doing every day. So, our five year old twins keep asking if they can open presents every day. A countdown would work well for them. Maybe we’ll make a paper chain or something, haha.
      Jen 🙂

  3. Such a cute idea! I will definitely have to try this out 🙂

    • We didn’t get to do it last year, so I’m really looking forward to it! I like not having a forced schedule because so often life just gets in the way and then I end up feeling guilty about not getting them all done. Let me know how it works for you!
      Jen 🙂

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